2009 Programme: Festival weekend overview

The Festival weekend includes more than 70 debates which are listed below ordered by time slot and room. To see Saturday or Sunday sessions only, select the day you want from the menu on the left or select sessions by Theme.

Or view and print out the Timetable as a two-page PDF.


Saturday 31 October: 10.30am to 12.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 12.15pm to 1.15pm
Lunchtime Debates Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
Post-recession Ideologies: it's the politics, stupid!
Lunchtime Debates Lecture Theatre 2
Debating Development

Saturday 31 October: 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Saturday 31 October: 5.15pm to 6.30pm

Sunday 1 November: 9.45am to 10.30am
Breakfast Banter Lecture Theatre 1
Risky Business: does financial engineering add up?

Sunday 1 November: 10.45am to 12.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 1.45pm to 3.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Sunday 1 November: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Keynote Controversies Upper Gulbenkian Gallery
America, Obama and the Recession

Festival Buzz
Particle Physics is Sexy

View: Particle Physics is Sexy

"In a world which is becoming increasingly hostile to non-conformist positions the Battle of Ideas remains the flagship of free thinking."
John Cooper, leading barrister and writer